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Nails to DIY For: 20 Nail Art Tutorials for Summer

The trend of colorful nails isn’t going anywhere, and summer is a great time to accessorize by way of stripes, stars, and summery nail decals. We teamed up with Target to roundup 20 inspiring nail art tutorials, perfect for amping up your summer style. You friends will totally look at your nails …

Nail Art

Gold-Dipped Feather Hair Piece

Looking for a new way to feather your ‘do? Try making this feather hair clip with gold-dipped tips. We’re betting it would look great in neon, too.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Feathers<br>• gold paint<br>• scissors<br>• heavy duty craft glue<br>• paintbrush<br>• hair comb barrettes<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onSincerely, Kinsey

Hair

Makeover Your Coffee Cup!

Plain white mugs are boring. That’s why we love this DIY to update your basic whites with whatever pattern or doodle you can dream up.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint markers<br>• light-colored oven-safe mug<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onCreature Comforts

Crafting

How To Make Hair Bows

If you’re still a novice DIYer, it’s important to master the basics. This tutorial on creating your own hair bows is a great place to start.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors<br>• fabric<br>• Thread<br>• Needle<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on A Beautiful Mess

Crafting

How to Make Neon Gemstone Jewelry

Neon! Gemstones! Yes! We love summer style because we are totally allowed to wear neon in the morning, afternoon, and evening. If you’re not ready to go for the fluorescent yellow romper, maybe you can start things off with a little pop of neon in the accessory department.<p>Read on to find out how to …

Jewelry

Cut It Out: How to Create Hot Summer Cutouts

Summer sunshine is a great way to show off a little more skin than usual, and no, we’re not talking about bringing back the ’90s trend of bare midriffs. Instead, go for the cutout! We’ve already shown you 20 classy cutouts you can buy – now it’s time to DIY.<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– printable templates …

Crafting

Ahoy! 25 Nautical Picks for Your Home, Wardrobe, and More

Filled with red, white, and blue, stripes, anchor prints, and the occasional sea creatures, these finds are perfect whether you’re spending your weekend at the cape, or you’re land-locked and spending your weekend dreaming about the beach. We picked our favorites for both your wardrobe and your …

Clothing

33 Stylish DIY Shoe Hacks

No matter whether you’re all about the ballet flat, love a strappy pair of sandals, or are always looking for a little color-blocked height, we’re guessing that you like a good pair of shoes. But lately you find yourself looking at the bottom of your closet, filled with bins of shoes, and just want …

Shoes

DIY Two-Tone and Galaxy Print Converse

It’s no secret that we love us a little reverse tie dye around here. We’ve given the bleach dye treatment to scarves, t-shirts and denim cocktail napkins, and now we’re onto our sneaks! This post is part of a partnership with Target that’s all about kicking your summer up a notch. For more summer …

San Francisco

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling

Easy to Make Polka Dot Wall Art

Liven up your space with this dotty wall art DIY. Make one canvas for a gallery wall or make a triptych to go over the sofa.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>different colors of paint<br>• blank canvas<br>• Pencil<br>• paintbrushes<br>• Ruler<br>• potatoes, for stamps ( 5 )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onShop Sweet Things

Wall Art

Turn an Old Jenga Set into a Necklace Rack

There’s nothing worse than an incomplete Jenga set. Okay okay, there are a lot of things that are much worse… but it is definitely a bummer when you go to play a game of Jenga and you’re missing a few pieces. Instead of feeling sad about a useless game, here’s a way to turn it into a coat rack, …

Crafting

That's a Wrap! Neon Kitchen Storage Jars

Make your salt cellar, spice jars, and more stand out in the kitchen with this neon wrapping tutorial. What can we say, your kitchen decorating? That’s a wrap!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors ( 1 pair )<br>• storage jars<br>• Clear tape OR craft glue / super glue ( 1 )<br>• neon string<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how …

Chemicals

How to Make Lovely Lace Shorts

Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts! But if your shorts are a little too short or on the plain side of things, here’s a quick and easy way to add a little more length and pizzazz in a fun, flirty, and feminine way. All you need is lace, shorts, and a sewing machine!<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– shorts<p>– …

Sewing

Asymmetrical Colorful Braid Tutorial

Brighten up an asymmetrical summer braid with a little bit of color using either extensions or hair chalk. So chic!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>colored clip-in hair extensions (in colors of your choice) ( 3 )<br>• clip-in hair extension in your hair color preferably 3″ wide ( and longer than your hair length …

Hairstyling

Paper Crane Party Garland

Looking for a new decoration for your next outdoor party? Try these paper crane garlands. Bonus points if you go for an ombre color scheme.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors<br>• origami paper<br>• pliers<br>• Needle<br>• Clear wire<br>• Crimp beads<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onCamille Styles

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5-Minute DIY: Wire Bow Ring

This wire bow ring is quick to make and you’ll end up wearing it almost every day.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Wire<br>• Jewelry Pliers<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onI Spy DIY

Crafting

DIY Candle Wraps

Make your next dinner party feel more special with these downloadable candle wraps. Just be sure to use them with battery-operated, flameless candles for safety.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Standard Copy Paper<br>• Color or Black and White Printer ( 1 )<br>• Tape<br>• Battery Operated Tea Light “Candles”<br>• scissors ( 1</b> …

Chemicals

18 Unusual Ways to Style Up Your Sunnies

Summertiiiiime, and the living’s easy. We have to admit, we have a bit of a sunglasses addiction around here. From $2 faux Wayfarers to fancy Kate Spade sunnies, who doesn’t love a new pair of sunglasses?<p>Instead of letting your already mounting sunglasses pile grow too much this summer, why not …

Miu Miu

How to Make Your Own Painted Ikat Wedges

Remember that <i>Sex and the City</i> episode where Carrie registers for a single pair of shoes? Us too, and while we totally relate to the sentiment, we’re more about tricking out the kicks we already have. Last we shared some of our favorite ways fellow DIYers have updated their shoes in cool and …

Crafting

DIY Fabric Statement Necklace

Need another fun statement necklace? (Who doesn’t!) Try this easy DIY for a bright necklace that’s made completely out of fabric.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>scissors ( 1 )<br>• Scarf ( 1 )<br>• Needle ( 1 )<br>• iron ( 1 )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on A Beautiful Mess

Crafting

Just Bead It: How to Bling Out Your Sunnies

While treasuring hunting on the web for all sorts of cool ways to spruce up your sunglasses, we were inspired to create our own beaded take on this tricked out trend. It’s a little more subtle than flat-back pearls, and a little more sparkly than glitter nail polish. Read on to learn how to bead …

Jewelry

DIY Patterned Paper Planters

Gift mini plants without having to buy expensive planters by making this patterned paper sleeves to cover the standard plastic pots. The best part? You can customize them to your or your friend’s decor.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>wrapping paper<br>• succulents<br>• scissors<br>• Pencil<br>• double-sided tape<br>• wrap stencil<br>• Craft …

Chemicals

Genius! Use a Teapot as a Centerpiece

If you don’t use your tea service often, try using the teapot as a centerpiece with a simple flower arrangement. It makes the perfect brunch centerpiece.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>flowers ( 2 bunches )<br>• teapot ( 1 )<br>• Pruning shears or scissors ( 1 pair )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onCreature Comforts

Chemicals

Wear Your Heart on Your Nail: DIY Manicure

It’s manicure time! We love this cute heart-shaped DIY tutorial. Not to mention the rainbow colored tips on white.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>nail base coat color ( 1 )<br>• LED light ( 1 )<br>• PH prep ( 1 )<br>• clear top coat ( 1 )<br>• nail file ( 1 )<br>• tweezer ( 1 )<br>• heart tip colors<br>• 3d rhinestones and or pearls<p><b>Ready to make?</b> …

Coats

20 Fresh Floral Accessories

It’s nothing new that floral prints are a big trend right now, but not all of us can rock floral pants, floral sundresses, and floral crowns every day of the week. For just a touch of floral, we look to accent pieces like bags, wallets, sunglasses, and even a travel flat iron! Here are 20 ways to …

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